• Stories of UX Research: from finding gaps to making an impact

    SEATS AVAILABLE VIA EVENTBRITE. GRAB YOUR SEAT HERE ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-ux-research-from-finding-gaps-to-making-an-impact-tickets-154354924735

    Join us on Wednesday, May 26th at 17:00 to find out why your company should conduct UX research before jumping into features.

    About the event
    Stories of UX Research: from finding gaps to making an impact is an online event organised by Magdalena Mihalache and UXHel.
    We will have two guest speakers - Ana Almeida, UX Researcher at Carlsberg Group and Akseli Anttila, Principal Service Designer at Yle - that will talk to us about the importance of conducting UX Research from the moment a topic to research is identified all way through the results are prepared and shared.
    Fill in this pre-event survey to let us know what you expect to learn from this event or submit questions you may have: https://bit.ly/2Sy99om

    Where
    Zoom.
    Reserve your spot on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-ux-research-from-finding-gaps-to-making-an-impact-tickets-154354924735
    If you are new to Zoom, you can use it on Chrome and other browsers, or from the mobile app; and you can use it with or without signing in to a Zoom account.

    Agenda
    17:00 - "Doors" open
    17:05- Intro to UXHel
    17:10- Talks
    18:30 - Wrap-up
    There will be a short Q&A after each talk

    Our guests
    - Ana Almeida, UX Researcher at Carlsberg Group
    - Akseli Anttila, Principal Service Designer at Yle
    - Sonja Meriläinen, Senior User Researcher at Zalando

    More details will follow!

    Note: UXHel is a non-profit organisation. All our events are organised and brought to you by volunteers. UXHel thanks everyone that has been involved and contributing with their free time to our community.

    SEATS AVAILABLE VIA EVENTBRITE. GRAB YOUR SEAT HERE ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-ux-research-from-finding-gaps-to-making-an-impact-tickets-154354924735

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  • How to get your first design job in Helsinki (tickets in Eventbrite, link below)

    GRAB YOUR SEAT IN EVENTBRITE ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-your-first-design-job-in-helsinki-tickets-137641676961

    Join us on January 27th at 17:30 to find out how to launch your career in UX in Helsinki.

    The UXHel community is hosting an event on how companies hire UX designers. Columbia Road, Posti, DK&A and Reaktor are joining forces to shed light on your questions!
    Come and hear from hiring managers and UX designers how you can stand out during the screening and interviewing processes and what skills equip you for a successful UX career in Helsinki.

    Where:
    Zoom.
    Reserve your spot on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-your-first-design-job-in-helsinki-tickets-137641676961
    If you are new to Zoom, you can use it on Chrome and other browsers, or from the mobile app; and you can use it with or without signing in to a Zoom account.

    Agenda:
    17:30 - doors open
    17:45 - Introduction to UXHel
    17:50 - Status of jobs in Helsinki: Paulo Dziobczenski, Design Researcher @ Aalto University
    18:00 - Hiring Panel:
    Toni Astala, Consultant @ Columbia Road
    Anu Nikkanen, Interaction Designer @ Reaktor
    18:30 - New Designers Panel:
    Vivi Kiukkanen, Junior Service Designer @ Posti
    Marta Adamska, Junior Product Designer @ DK&A
    Nina Lukin, Digital Design Consultant @ Columbia Road
    There will be a short Q&A after each panel
    18:45 - wrap up

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Note: UXHel is a non-profit organisation. All our events are organised and brought to you by volunteers. UXHel thanks to everyone that has been involved and contributing with their free-time to our community.

  • Sharing concepts through stories (grab your seat in Eventbrite - link below)

    GRAB YOUR SEAT IN EVENTBRITE ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-concepts-through-stories-tickets-121959087915

    Have you ever struggled getting buy-in for a design concept you think answers the briefing perfectly? Have you ever faced puzzled faces not understanding the logic behind your design?
    On December 9th, 2020, UXHel and Overflow invite you to two talks about storytelling techniques and tools. Learn ways to tell your stories to let stakeholders and engineers will understand your ideas, get buy-in, and even create empathy.
    About Overflow, our partner for this event: Overflow is a tool that helps you create, present, share, and get feedback on user flow diagrams that tell a story.
    All attendants will get a 3-months-free account for Overflow; there will also be a raffle for 1 free annual license :)

    Where
    Google Meet. Reserve your spot to get the link to the Google Meet-ing :)
    If you are new to Google Meet, you can use it on Chrome and other browsers, or from the mobile app; and you can use it with or without signing in to a Google account.

    Who
    Alexis Piperides, co-founder & CEO @ proto.io
    Karoline Kwon, Senior Designer @ Posti Group Oyj

    Agenda
    17:00 - "doors" open
    17:15 - intro to UXHel
    17:20 - talks:
    - Storytelling in Service Creation, Karoline Kwon
    - Narrate the story of your designs, Alexis Piperides
    There will be a short Q&A after each talk.
    18:20 - wrap up

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Note: UXHel is a non-profit organisation. All our events are organised and brought to you by volunteers. UXHel thanks to everyone that has been involved and contributing with their free-time to our community.

  • UX in games 101 (grab your seat in Eventbrite - link below)

    GRAB YOUR SEAT IN EVENTBRITE ➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-in-games-101-tickets-124889759633

    Curious about what a games UX Designer does? How games balance fun with usability? Or what good accessibility looks like in mobile games?

    On November 19th, 2020, UXHel is excited to invite our community to spend an evening with three games UX specialists talking about different topics around UX in games. With their broad scope and experience, you will learn what it's like to work in User Experience in the gaming industry and what are the main differences to designing other products.
    There will be time for questions at the end of the so feel free to prepare and bring your questions.

    Where
    Google Meet. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite to get the link to the Google Meet-ing 🙂
    If you are new to Google Meet, you can use it on Chrome and other browsers, or from the mobile app; and you can use it with or without signing in to a Google account.

    Agenda
    17:30 - "Doors" open
    17:45 - Intro to UXHel
    18:00 - Talks
    Intro to UX in games for the uninitiated by Tuuli Saarinen
    How to balance good UX and challenging gameplay by Emma Varjo
    Mobile game accessibility in practice by Licia Prehn
    19:30 - Wrap-up

    There will be a short Q&A after each talk

    Our guests
    - Tuuli Saarinen, Senior UX and Service Designer at Valo Motion
    - Emma Varjo, UX Lead at Frozenbyte
    - Licia Prehn, Mobile game producer and accessibility consultant

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Note: UXHel is a non-profit organisation. All our events are organised and brought to you by volunteers. UXHel thanks to everyone that has been involved and contributing with their free-time to our community.

  • Planet Centric Design

    Online event

    If you’re dealing with your climate anxiety and wondering what else you can do to create a positive impact in your work, join us in this online event in collaboration with Vincit to explore our approach in designing for sustainability.

    Carolina Faria and Emma Ylivaino, Designers at Vincit, will introduce you to Planet Centric Design through an interactive session to find the Responsible Agent in you.

    In this session, you will get familiar with Planet Centric Design methods and tools and you will work together to understand your role in the sustainability transition.
    After, we will write a blog post where we share the collective knowledge that is generated at the workshop.

    Tools:
    Have something to write with ready, such as pen and paper or your computer.
    We will be using Zoom and Jamboard as tools for the workshop.
    If you aren’t familiar with these, Zoom is a videoconference tool.
    The meeting ID is[masked]. We recommend that you download the app to your computer before the session; otherwise, you can also use Zoom in Google Chrome.
    Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that we will use to workshop in groups. You can check out an example of the board we will use and play with it: https://jamboard.google.com/d/10AVkyNOfu6MHKgTQV_JHT6NtGYt462OsR0Zl55AlltQ/edit?usp=sharing

    Schedule:
    16:30-18:00
    We will open the call at 16:25, if you want to arrive earlier.

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  • Let's learn Figma!

    Online event

    UXHel Academy is back and social distancing ready! This time around we'll be helping you learn to use Figma to prototype and test/share mobile applications, and demo some newer features like Auto Layout and Smart Animate. The workshop is fully remote, so anyone can join without fear of the plague.

    The training is meant for you to follow along, so please get the following things ready before the training begins:
    - A computer with Figma pre-installed (www.figma.com/downloads)
    - A Figma account
    - Optional: For a head start, check out this tutorial beforehand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk1T0CdLxwU
    - We will use Zoom to stream the training, so please install it beforehand: https://zoom.us/home
    Meeting ID:[masked]
    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahpVF67Jy
    - Save a copy of the Figma starter file to your account, which you can then edit. (You will not be able to edit the file linked directly) https://www.figma.com/file/irbvMZCYbXf7HGqdtWbkSy/Let-s-Learn-Figma-01-Starter-File?node-id=0%3A1

    Sign up now! Be quick as there are only 100 spots. If you can't make it, no worries! We will record and share the training afterwards.

    WHAT: Make UI prototypes with Figma, and learn its animation and auto-layout tools
    WHERE: Remote training on Zoom
    WHEN: 31.03 starting 17:00
    TAUGHT BY: Chichi, a Senior UX designer at Eficode Oy

    ABOUT THE HOST
    Eficode builds software-driven organisations and digital experiences with leading Devops, Cloud and UX practices. We are 350+ devops experts, designers, developers and UX researchers building the future of software and digital services.
    Psst.. We're always hiring designers, developers and DevOps experts: www.eficode.com/

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  • Designing with Cloud services

    Intergalactico

    As designers, we see new tools and technologies rain upon us constantly. Have you ever been at the point where there are so many interesting things out there, but you don't know anything about them and can't figure out if they are relevant to you and your project? Among this mass of rainbow wonders, Intergalactico invites UXHel to discover cloud technologies and their applications for designers.

    In an interactive, hands-on workshop, we will scratch the surface of what cloud technologies are and how they could influence your work, and learn about some of the uses of cloud in service design. You will get to ideate a service that uses cloud components. Cloud components will be broken down to more understandable and you will get some practice or review of service and UX design methods.

    Huom! There is room for max 40 participants to the workshop part of the event.

    Where?
    Intergalactico
    Antinkatu A1, 00100 Helsinki
    4th floor

    Schedule:
    Doors open at 16:30
    17:00 - Introduction to UXHel and Intergalactico
    17:15 - Introduction talk by Elena Kazakova, UX Developer at Intergalactico, and Paul Lyons, Serverless Ambassador at Nordcloud
    17:45 - Cloud components workshop part 1, facilitated by Briana Romero, Service Designer, and Tuire Peurala, UX Designer at Intergalactico
    18:30 - Short break
    18:40 - Cloud components workshop part 2
    19:25 - Networking, pizza and beer

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  • SenseTech: Help Helsinki Reduce its Carbon Emissions!

    Helsinki City Hall

    Care about where you live!? Join us to help Helsinki become carbon neutral!

    Finland is celebrating 102 years of independence! In the spirit of December's festivities what better way than to come together in community at Helsinki City Hall and creatively contribute to discussions to tackle the "dirty" (environmental) problem of carbon emissions! Join us on either of the workshops days! (December 10th or 18th)

    Helsinki Climate Watch, a pioneering online tool that allows everyone to keep track of a city's progress in achieving carbon neutrality. The tool is available in Finnish now, but the development continues and we will launch the English version in 2020.

    Check out the tool here: ilmastovahti.hel.fi

    Helsinki is committed to making its contribution to the fight against climate crisis. The objective of the Helsinki City Strategy is to make Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. This goal will be achieved by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in Helsinki by 80 per cent from the levels of 1990. The remaining 20 per cent will be compensated for by Helsinki taking care of implementing emissions reductions outside the city.

    Watch a short video about Carbon Neutral Helsinki
    https://youtu.be/c-P7l2DkN7w

    The Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan
    https://www.hel.fi/static/liitteet/kaupunkiymparisto/julkaisut/julkaisut/HNH-2035/Carbon_neutral_Helsinki_Action_Plan_1503019_EN.pdf

    Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035, Summary
    https://www.stadinilmasto.fi/files/2018/03/Executive_summary_HNH2035.pdf

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  • Designing Your Own UX Career - Part II

    The Shortcut

    Finding a new design job can often be challenging, especially for fresh graduate(s) / junior designer(s). Feel like you need to share your struggles / challenges?

    In this second event of UXHel Careers track we will focus on the topic of the "Reinventing your Candidate Profile": what UX Design recruiters are looking for and how might designers want to build up their profiles.

    We will first have a lightning talk about the topic of "Reinventing your Candidate Profile", proceeded by the UXHel usual roundtable discussions where in small groups of 04 you are invited to present your CV. You can expect to get valuable feedback from your peers and from one of the four instructors that UXHel will have available to moderate the discussions. These are open sessions about (individual) concerns which you can bring to the table.

    Schedule:
    16:30 Doors open
    17:00 Start
    17:10 Lightning Talk: "Reinventing your Candidate Profile" by Anna Malytcheva, Talent Acquisition Specialist from Leaddesk
    17:40 Q&A
    17:45: Break & networking
    18:00 Hands-on Workshop
    19:00 End

    We have limited space available be the first to reserve a spot! Either if you're looking for new design job or just want to improve their "job hunting" skills, come join us at Maria 01 - The Shortcut

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  • SenseTech: Help Helsinki Reduce its Carbon Emissions!

    Helsinki City Hall

    Care about where you live!? Join us to help Helsinki become carbon neutral!

    Finland is celebrating 102 years of independence! In the spirit of December's festivities what better way than to come together in community at Helsinki City Hall and creatively contribute to discussions to tackle the "dirty" (environmental) problem of carbon emissions! Join us on either of the workshops days! (December 10th or 18th)

    Helsinki Climate Watch, a pioneering online tool that allows everyone to keep track of a city's progress in achieving carbon neutrality. The tool is available in Finnish now, but the development continues and we will launch the English version in 2020.

    Check out the tool here: ilmastovahti.hel.fi

    Helsinki is committed to making its contribution to the fight against climate crisis. The objective of the Helsinki City Strategy is to make Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. This goal will be achieved by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in Helsinki by 80 per cent from the levels of 1990. The remaining 20 per cent will be compensated for by Helsinki taking care of implementing emissions reductions outside the city.

    Watch a short video about Carbon Neutral Helsinki
    https://youtu.be/c-P7l2DkN7w

    The Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan
    https://www.hel.fi/static/liitteet/kaupunkiymparisto/julkaisut/julkaisut/HNH-2035/Carbon_neutral_Helsinki_Action_Plan_1503019_EN.pdf

    Carbon neutral Helsinki 2035, Summary
    https://www.stadinilmasto.fi/files/2018/03/Executive_summary_HNH2035.pdf